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Bloor has a library of over 1,000 published research papers that provide incisive but cost effective decision support information. Our research publications can help your organisation by giving you:

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Cover for Stratus Computer

Stratus Computer
Published: 1st June 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
Stratus Computer has de-committed from its previous focus on Windows NT Clusters as a strategic platform for continuous-availability computing, and is instead set to introduce fault-tolerant hardware to support NT in the first half of 2000. Stratus has re-committed to…

Cover for IBM:eBusiness

Published: 1st June 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
In the opinion of Bloor Research, this reflects IBM’s migration to being a consultancy led business. We discuss our reasons for this conclusion with particular reference to IBM’s Deep Computing Academy.

Cover for Application Architectures

Application Architectures
Published: 1st May 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
This document discusses the various types of computer architecture in use today and relates them to the four basic types of applications: Transaction systems, Group Collaboration, Business Intelligence, eCommerce

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A Jini with tonic
Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Dave Singleton
Most of us have experienced the plug & play features of Windows 95 or 98 for installing new hardware. Sun Microsystems Jini effectively aims to do the same thing across a whole network rather than just on a single PC.…

Cover for How far down eRoad are we?

How far down eRoad are we?
Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
The world ecommerce economy will become larger than the current UK economy in year 2002. What can we expect?

Cover for Sun Microsystems

Sun Microsystems
Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
Sun Microsystems designs, manufactures and licenses processor technology, builds complete systems, and develops and licenses the Solaris operating system and associated software. Key to Sun’s future are the Java and Jini initiatives which are central to device-independent computing and connectivity.…

Cover for Oracle Strategy

Oracle Strategy
Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Robin Bloor
In marketing terms, Oracle has been conspicuous by its absence for the last several months. It would be wrong to interpret this as the company being hyped into submission by the antics of Microsoft (with the much publicised SQL Server…

Cover for Sybase

Published: 1st April 1999 | By: Rob Hailstone
Sybase was the first database company to profit from the client/server boom of the late ’80s with the first dbms specifically architected to exploit this environment. Recently, though, a combination of factors have ensured that the dbms marketplace has been…

Cover for InterSystems Caché 3.1

InterSystems Caché 3.1
Published: 1st April 1999 | By:
Cache from InterSystems is a database management system aimed specifically at supporting transaction processing, especially where complex business logic is involved. In particular, Cache’s unique multi-dimensional capability means that it is much more efficient than conventional relational approaches when it…

Cover for Designers of destiny

Designers of destiny
Published: 1st March 1999 | By: David Taylor
Within the world of IT, the negs are having a field day. We all know who the negs they are the people who love to find something, anything, wrong with an idea. They will always point out (with great glee)…

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